Question about 2004 Volkswagen Jetta
The brake light switch located at the top of the brake pedal bar is not working any more. this also controls the shift lock solenoid. when depressed, the brake pedal allows one to move the shift lever from park to any gear of their choosing. had this problem vw sold me a new one for 5 bucks.
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May 26, 2014 | 2006 Chrysler Pacifica
car not changing gears and not shifting out of park mode ,it can be shifter assembly issue, or it can also be
transmission issue. Get the shifter assembly inspected with ignition OFF.
more troubleshooting, I suggest you to get the Following help link checked, its
complete step by step procedure to inspect gear shift issues: -----
GEAR SHIFT ISSUES
NO REVERSE ON TRANSMISSION
fluid leak, transmission gears slip,
These will help.
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Oct 30, 2012 | 1996 Cadillac DeVille
Do the brake light work? No brake lights and it won't shift out of park. Check your fuses and check for loose wires. Check your brake light switch. If that has failed, you won't be able to get out of park. The other one if the shift lock solenoid which is in the shifter assembly. The brake shift interlock switch prevents the car being shifted from park unless the brake pedal is depressed. Try to apply power/ground to the proper wires & see if it will activate.. If it does, then the problem is between the brake light switch & that solenoid. Could be the wires or the switch.Make sure the shifter cable is still held down in place at the shifter assembly & under the hood. It is the interlock switch that you hear/feel clicking.It is for the prior generation but may still apply.
Good Luck and hopefully you soon will be on the road again...;-)
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